NSW Road Noise Policy

The Road Noise Policy aims to identify the strategies that address the issue of road traffic noise from: existing roads; new road projects; road redevelopment projects and new traffic-generating developments. The Road Noise Policy also defines criteria to be used in assessing the impact of such noise.

March 2011
Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW
  • ISBN 978 1 74293 212 5
  • ID DECCW2011/236
  • File PDF 1.3MB
  • Pages 72
  • Name 2011236nswroadnoisepolicy.pdf

The state’s road system contributes to the economic and social wellbeing of the people of NSW. At the same time, road traffic noise can have a significant impact on the community. 

A balance, therefore, needs to be reached between providing efficient road transport infrastructure and minimising the adverse environmental effects of road use.

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